Cat & Fern's Excellent God Adventure
Where the heck has this gal been? Former soap queen and Broadway baby Catherine Hickland hasn't been seen on our TV screens since One Life to Live ended its run on ABC three years ago — and that's fine by her! The much-missed, eternally effervescent beauty is fully busy these days as a cosmetics mogul, life coach, motivational speaker and hypnotherapist. She's now married to producer Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. (Yep, that makes her Princess Leia's sister-in-law!). And she has joined forces with 99-year-old wunderkind writer Fern Underwood on the just-published Cat and Fern's Excellent God Adventure: Daily Inspirations for 365 Days of Heaven on Earth. Co-written by bestselling author and soap scribe Lindsay Harrison (The Young and the Restless, Venice) and with a forward by Reynolds, the book is available through both Amazon.com and catandfern.com. TV Guide Magazine sat down with Hickland for a lively gab session that ranged from the holy to the holy mackerel (she's head over heels in love with a rooster!). Will this popular star ever return to acting? Don't bet on it.
Elaine Stritch, the legendary stage and screen legend, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich., the New York Times reports. She was 89.
The Young and The Restless
Gee, remember when the Daytime Emmys were presented before thousands of deliriously happy fans at Radio City Freakin' Music Hall in primetime during May sweeps and drew massive Nielsen ratings? Now they're on the Internet. Yep, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Awards — hosted by Kathy Griffin — will live stream on daytimeemmys.net on Sunday, June 22 (8 p.m./ET, 7 p.m./CT, 5 p.m./PT). What should we expect? Only two things are guaranteed: Griffin, working without censors, will shock the crap out of us (can't wait!) and most of my fearless predictions in the drama categories will, as usual, be laughably wrong. So, dear soap stars, don't be offended if I didn't pick you. It means there's a damn good chance you'll win! Here we go...
Roger Hill, best known for playing gang leader Cyrus in the 1979 cult classic The Warriors, died Feb. 20 in New York, Variety reports. He was 65.
A New York City native, Hill mostly worked in theater and appeared in Off Broadway and touring productions for...
All My Children and One Life to Live may have bitten the dust, but ABC's stalwart General Hospital will be back for at least one more season, Deadline reports.
Julia Barr (AMC), Erika Slezak (OLTL)
For a while there it looked like the Daytime Emmy soap categories would be split among just four shows — The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. But a ruling from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has allowed the Prospect Park internet reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live to compete in all the soap categories — and those web kids are serious about taking home some gold!
Crystal Hunt, who starred as Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live and Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, was arrested in Los Angeles Friday night after she allegedly smashed a glass in a woman's face, TMZ reports.
All My Children has been reportedly been canceled for a second time.
The long-running soap ended its first online season more than two months ago in the middle of a legal battle between ABC and Prospect Park, the production company which resurrected both All My Children and another recently axed ABC daytime drama...
Beauty and the Beast's Cat and Vincent will finally have someone on their side.
One Life to Live actress Amber Skye Noyes has been cast as Tori, the innocent daughter of a powerful beast who is rescued by Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) and then taken under their wing. While she's in their protection, Tori makes some shocking discoveries about her life.
One Life to Live
It might be a while before your next trip to Llanview.
Prospect Park has suspended One Life to Live indefinitely while it settles a lawsuit with ABC, The Los Angeles Times reports. However, writers are still working on scripts for a second season of All My Children, which also migrated from TV to Hulu this year.